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Old 11-14-2008, 04:51 PM   #1
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Took a little stroll out to the garage today. I ran the Jeep pretty good yesterday. Went to pick up tiny's son from school in it and drove it around town and what not... Anyway, so I go out to the garage and something under the Jeep catches my eye. Bear in mind this Jeep NEVER leaked a drop of oil before. I'm guessing the PO dumped some kind of stop leak in the damn thing...
I just recently changed over to synthetic. I guess once it warmed up and the oil worked through the system, the leak stop was gone and the freakin' thing started bleeding oil. Know, I don't know which rear main to buy. The engine is out of newer XJ. But one thing is for sure, I'm gonna go ahead and put a clutch in it while its down. Oh Joy! I was kinda hoping it was a 2 piece seal, but I'm not that lucky.
So, transfer, trans and all are gonna get dropped... All this and I have to drop the tank and replace the seals and fuel pump and all.

I'm gonna talk to the DMV and see if I can get the registration changed to read 2008. Cuz when all is said and done this freakin' thing is gonna be brand new.

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Old 11-14-2008, 06:01 PM   #2
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Yea I have heard synthetic or additives can remove gunk that has built up and clogged leaks. Im just gonna stick with conventional in mine. Good luck with the work.

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Old 11-14-2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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what is the engine? 2.5's are 1 piece but 4.0's are two piece
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:35 PM   #4
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Heck, don't get the reg changed......just a couple more years and it will be an historical vehicle and special plates can be had! Too bad about the repairs though. PITA
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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2.5 One piece.

PITA indeed! Oh well, it keeps me off the streets!
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:16 PM   #6
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2.5 One piece.

PITA indeed! Oh well, it keeps me off the streets!

pull the engine, it'll be easier......

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